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FWC to Consider Staff Recommendation for Florida Bear Hunt, Four Options on How to Move Forward

June 10, 2016 

Invites public to provide input on options using FWC’s Website 

Free outdoor event hosted April 30 at Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center

April 25, 2016 

Families looking for a day of outdoor fun are invited to attend the FWC's 2016 Outdoor Experience, a free event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 30 at the Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center.  

Florida fishing and boating programs receive first-ever George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar™ Education Fund grants

April 21, 2016 

Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces - Miami EcoAdventures, a partner of FYCCN, received a George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar™ Education Fund grants to provide fishing and boating experiences for Hispanic families.  

“Spring Aboard” for better boating

April 18, 2016 

During the week of April 17-23, the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators and the FWC encourage boaters to “Spring Aboard” by enrolling in a boating education course.  

Celebrate Florida’s Gopher Tortoise Day and the reptile that can really dig

April 04, 2016 

On Sunday, April 10, theFWC and its partners will celebrate Gopher Tortoise Day for the first time in Florida. Go to for ideas on being a part of this day and other gopher tortoise-related events and activities all year long.  

Join the FWC and partners at ‘Vamos a Pescar Miami!’ (Let’s Go Fishing Miami!) event

April 01, 2016 

Vamos a Pescar Miami! is April 3, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Activities include boating and fishing skills clinics, sport shooting education and Daisy inflatable BB gun range, wildlife presentations, boating opportunities, and on-site fishing with loaner rods and free bait. Music and food vendors also will be on-site. 

Free fishing derby for youth at Tenoroc Fish Management Area

March 25, 2016 

The FWC is sponsoring a free youth freshwater fishing derby at Tenoroc Fish Management Area and Youth Conservation Center in Lakeland on April 2, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. No fishing license is required on this particular weekend but preregistration is required for the derby. 

Hunter safety course offered in Calhoun County

March 14, 2016 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety course in Calhoun County. 

Don’t cut the line! Reel. Remove. Release.

March 02, 2016 

The FWC has come out with these steps to rescue a hooked bird: Reel in the bird. Remove the hook. Release the bird. Go to for details.  

Partners expand access to the outdoors by donating Trackchairs to the FWC

February 19, 2016 

Anglers, hunters and other outdoor recreation enthusiasts with impairments will have greater access to the outdoors, thanks to a group of partners who have pledged to donate Action Trackchairs to the FWC. The Trackchairs, which are off-road wheelchairs that allow users to navigate unpaved surfaces such as hiking trails, shooting ranges, lakes and beaches, will be made available through the FWC’s Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network. 

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